Tag: Politics

Overreacting

Overreacting

15 Jul, '0725 Comments

This is just getting ludicrous, but I fear might be symptomatic of the sectarian and racial tensions between some in Bahrain and Iran. If this is not put in perspective (read as: tell people not to overreact) then this could very well escalate into things we just do not need. Bahrainis should know that throwing […]

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Al-Buainain is against demographic change

Al-Buainain is against demographic change

12 Jul, '072 Comments

I note, with pleasure and interest, that the leader of the Salafi movement and its Asala parliamentary bloc in Bahrain Mr. Ghanim Al-Buainain is unequivocally against the rule of force and demographic change: وقد وصف رئيس جمعية الأصالة الإسلامية النائب غانم البوعينين الادعاءات التي ساقها مداري أنها ‘’محض كذب وافتراء وطمس للحقائق وتعدي على حقوق […]

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Shariatmadari is still smartin’

Shariatmadari is still smartin’

11 Jul, '0757 Comments

Al-Waqt brought the following to our attention this morning: استنكرت فعاليات سياسية ونيابية ورسمية ادعاءات أحد المسؤولين الإيرانيين الذي اعتبر البحرين جزءا من الأراضي الإيرانية. فقد جاء مقال مندوب مرشد الثورة الإسلامية الإيرانية ومدير تحرير صحيفة كيهان حسين شريعتمداري بعد يوم واحد من تسلم الرئيس الإيراني أوراق اعتماد راشد بن سعد الدوسري كسفير فوق العادة […]

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Country Divided

8 Jul, '0714 Comments

Strategic rift in Bahrain’s royal court Some members of the ruling family reportedly back hard-line Sunni groups; others advise helping disenfranchised Shiites. Leading members of Bahrain’s royal family have thrown their weight behind hard-line Sunni Muslim groups, some of whom share the outlook of Al Qaeda, in an attempt to counter a perceived Shiite threat, […]

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Tony Blair is no Jimmy Carter

Tony Blair is no Jimmy Carter

28 Jun, '0747 Comments

As much as el UK ex-Presidente would like us to believe that he is the right choice to be (yet another) Middle East peace envoy, or as much as the States would like us to, as a matter of fact, somehow I don’t think that he will succeed. Reputations precede, you see. And his is […]

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